Power & Energy Failures in power generation equipment can lead to large re-instatement costs, but because the timescales for reinstatement can be large the business interruption costs can often be the greatest contributor to the total loss. Read More
Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Taking Health & Safety on the Road

22nd Feb 2019

Health & Safety Director Andy Bryce & Health & Safety Manager Mike Browne, both of Hawkins’ Bristol Office, recently gave an internal training course, not only to educate new starters in the company, but also to keep everyone at Hawkins ...

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Hawkins Welcomes Electrical Engineer Tom Madden

20th Feb 2019

Hawkins is pleased to announce that Tom Madden has joined our expanding team of Electrical Engineers.After completing his Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, Tom joined Babcock, the defense engineering ...

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The Camera Loves Dr Will Hutchinson

18th Feb 2019

The UK Association of Fire Investigators holds an annual photographic competition, and this year Hawkins is proud to announce that Dr Will Hutchinson, an investigator based in our Leeds Office, has been named as overall winner for 2018/2019.His winning ...

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It's Frozen Pipe Season

5th Feb 2019

Last winter Hawkins’ UK offices received over forty instructions to investigate claims arising from frozen pipes. Several of these resulted in Hawkins’ being able to offer simple advice on prevention in the future, and some led to either recovery ...

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Is 'Water Damage' The New Fire?

31st Jan 2019

The Insurance Institute of London recently invited forensic engineers Richard Keightley and David Reid Rowland from Hawkins’ London Office to give a lecture at The Old Lloyd’s Library on the current frequency of water damage claims, as well as: what ...

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